0000003030 00000 n For information regarding this GIS data please contact Wendy Gierhart. Designated Critical Habitat Units for the Perdido Key Beach Mouse..... 10 Figure 5. While the Perdido Key beach mouse feeds primarily on the seeds of … %%EOF A wide variety of shorebirds are common in summer, as are wading birds. @��B*. One critical behavior the mice have is to forage for seeds and then store them underground. One critical behavior the mice have is to forage for seeds and then store them underground. These beach mice are mainly found on the Johnson Beach unit of Gulf Islands National Seashore, Gulf State Park and Perdido Key State Park. Breeding season typically occurs during the early winter months but can continue year-round in optimal food and climate conditions. •Authorizes phased impact of 66 acres of designated Perdido Key beach mouse habitat. x�b```f``j���� �� The applicant requests the ITP to take the federally listed Perdido Key beach mouse incidental to construction in Baldwin County, Alabama. The second segment is 1.1-mile long (R12.5-R19) and will construct a protective berm within the Perdido Key State Park. "When we lose the beach mouse mitigation value of that lot, we will never be able to build a large-scale parking facility on Perdido Key." Please be sure you are using the best available data. These dune communities also provide habitat for the threatened piping plover (Charadrius melodus), and the endangered leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea). Perdido Key State Park is a 290-acre (1.2 km 2) Florida State Park located on a barrier island fifteen miles (24 km) southwest of Pensacola, off S.R. Recovery efforts undertaken for the Perdido Key beach mouse include the release of captive-bred animals to reestablish a population on the Gulf Island National Seashore. This might be to protect the habitat of the Perdido Key Beach Mouse, as so little natural habitat otherwise remains for this tiny species on the brink of extinction. Always free of charge, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is one of Washington D.C.’s, and the Smithsonian’s, most popular tourist destinations, with more than 2 million visitors from all over the world each year. Critical habitat was designated for these subspecies at the time of their listing and revised in 2006 to include scrub dunes that serve as The Perdido Key beach mouse primarily feeds on sea oats, bluestem, and the occasional insect. with vegetation that will provide critical habitat for the Perdido Key beach mouse. The Perdido Key beach mouse was listed as Endangered in 1985, along with the Alabama beach mouse and the Choctawhatchee beach mouse. trailer • Choctawhatchee beach mouse; • Perdido Key beach mouse; • St. Andrew beach mouse; and • piping plover. There are four beach mice in the Florida Panhandle. Percentage of PKBM occurrences in track tubes within the three public lands. Three are endangered; the Perdido Key beach mouse (PKBM), the Choctawhatchee beach mouse (CBM) and the St. Andrew beach mouse. 0000002356 00000 n 140 13 An occasional vagrant Pacific or Red-throated Loon may show up in their midst. These beach mice are mainly found in the Perdido Key Area of the national seashore, Gulf State Park, and Perdido Key State Park. The second segment is 1.1-mile long (R12.5-R19) and will construct a protective berm within the Perdido Key State Park. At that time, Revision of Critical Habitat CH consisted of approximately 1000 acres of frontal dunes covering 10.6 miles of shoreline. 152 0 obj <>stream For every flattened dune that creates ideal shorebird nesting areas, it destroys another animal’s habitat. 0000003558 00000 n 0000002434 00000 n Habitat fragmentation limits the area and availability with which this species can live, forage and even find a mate. “Alteration and destruction of habitat for recreational, commercial and residential development has been a major factor in the de… During habitat assessments at Perdido Key, biologists located beach mouse tracks in the sand and within permanently stationed tracking tubes. To date, the county has issued permits for 4.5 … What process was at the heart of the ... mesotrophic, eutrophic. 0000001520 00000 n Biological Assessment, Waterfowl Hunting Management Plan, GUIS August 4, 2011 2-1 2. Congress intended that critical habitat designations be used to conserve areas that are currently unoccupied but essential to achieve species recovery. 3. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. Make sure you are familiar with your data before using it for projects or analysis. It was heartening to spot tiny mouse tracks in the sand on the dunes at this park. Without the dunes and their plant roots holding the sand in place, the Beach would just blow away beachfront development in the 19 seventies and 19 eighties disconnected the Beach mouse population into shrinking islands of habitat. One critical behavior the mice have is to forage for seeds and then store them underground. .....39 Table 4. The Perdido Key beach mouse, also known as the Florida beach mouse, has a small body, haired tail, relatively large ears, and protuberant eyes. Its upper parts are colored grayish-fawn to wood-brown with a very pale yellow hue and an indistinct middorsal stripe. 0 These mice also burrow in dunes typically near a vegetative structure. xref Fish & Wildlife Service ECOS Environmental Conservation Online System The role of the Perdido Key Beach Mouse is often overlooked when people think of the habitat. The U.S. The GIS files and their associated coordinates are not the definitive source for determining the critical habitat boundaries for the Perdido Key beach mouse. This BO also considers the effects of the Action on designated critical habitat for the following species: @� �b���4�CC�\%�4�,���F�^c���� rJ 2�F���ʑ 4���5y>��bI���. (Redirected from Perdido Key Beach Mouse) The Perdido Key beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus trissyllepsis) is an endangered subspecies of the oldfield mouse. In the never-ending development-versus-conservation tussle, the mouse seemed destined to lose. Critical habitat (CH) was originally designated for the Alabama beach mouse (ABM) (Peromyscus polionotus ammobates) when it was listed as endangered in June 1985. of Perdido Key beach mouse critical habitat. For every flattened dune that creates ideal shorebird nesting areas, it destroys another animal’s habitat. Due to their current, unofficial, draft nature, these GIS files and their associated coordinates are not the definitive source for determining the critical habitat boundaries for Perdido Key beach mice. ����̙��jw���ǂg�'-M3���Sbǩ�3�8Ϻ�3�UX�����XdTv캞��,�[ڍc%�6�u7�z�Q,�d���X8VR�ȼ#�mj;�V��00�5@C��A)���3�``���� ,����((l�������JL startxref Habitat. What is exemplified by the physical location where the Perdido Key beach mouse, a small camouflaged rodent ... salt grass, and pennywort on the western tip of Perdido Key at Gulf State Park in Alabama? This authorization will allow for 11 acres every five years. Habitat. The U.S. Existing County beach access includes approximately 2.2 acres, 245 feet of gulf‐ front shoreline, and 86 parking spaces (including existing ADA parking). It has approximately 11 km of dune habitat which consists of primary and secondary dunes. Due to their current, unofficial, draft nature, these GIS files and their associated coordinates are not the definitive source for determining the critical habitat boundaries for Perdido Key beach … FORESTRY CONSIDERATIONS: These mice are found on beach dunes and in pine areas adjacent to the dunes. For every flattened dune that creates ideal shorebird nesting areas, it destroys another animal’s habitat. This species of beach mouse has a yellowish-brown colored dorsal (back) side which can run from the eyes down to the thighs, or end suddenly before it reaches the thighs. It is found on Perdido Key, Florida. In order to protect this mouse and other endangered wildlife found on the key, Escambia County developed the Perdido Key Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). For information regarding the critical habitat rule and associated questions please contact Sandra Sneckenberger (sandra_sneckenberger@fws.gov), , . U.S.FWS Species profile about species listing status, federal register publications, recovery, critical habitat, conservation planning, petitions, and life history U.S. Escambia County owns and maintains three beach access areas on Perdido Key. Shell Island and St. Andrew State Park with the Choctawhatchee beach mice critical habitat boundaries overlaid. We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a 12-month finding on a petition to revise critical habitat for the Alabama beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus ammobates), Perdido Key beach mouse (P. p. trissyllepsis), and Choctawhatchee beach mouse (P. p. allophrys), pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The Perdido Key beach mouse is a subspecies of the small old-field mouse that can reach lengths of up to 5.5 inches (14 centimeters) and a tail length of two inches (five centimeters) (Florida Natural Areas Inventory 2001). The new critical habitat is … Certain scale datasets are not suitable for some project, analysis, or modeling purposes. These data were created to designate critical habitat for Perdido Key beach mice, Choctawhatchee beach mice and St. Andrew beach mice. 292, in northwestern Florida.The address is 12301 Gulf Beach Highway. What is exemplified by the physical location where the Perdido Key beach mouse, a small camouflaged rodent ... cordgrass, salt grass, and pennywort on the western tip of Perdido Key at Gulf State Park in Alabama? Habitat loss is due mostly to coastal development and hurricanes. As noted in the final rule, the textual unit descriptions constitute the legal source for determining the critical habitat boundaries. 0000001393 00000 n The Perdido Key beach mouse primarily feeds on sea oats, bluestem, and the occasional insect. 1:125000 scale datasets are recommended for projects that are at the regional or state level or larger. The subspecies protected by the decision are the Perdido Key beach mouse, which is native to Alabama, and the Choctawhatchee and St. Andrew beach mouse. 1:24000 scale datasets are recommended for projects that are at the county level. On December 15, 2005, the U.S. The small white and gray mouse, weighing 13-16 grams, blends in with the white quartz sand of northern Gulf coast beaches. Areas and acreages of Perdido Key and PKBM habitat in Florida and Alabama. A spotting scope is usually Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. The Zoo instills a lifelong commitment to conservation through engaging experiences with animals and the people working to save them. Habitat. 3-23 Beach mouse habitat remaining in 2025 (top), 2050 (middle), and 2100 (bottom) after sea level rise at a rate of 1 m (by 2100) and a Category 3 hurricane. As with the Alabama beach mouse, loss of habitat to real estate development was the primary underlying factor resulting in this subspecies being listed as endangered. The role of the Perdido Key Beach Mouse is often overlooked when people think of the habitat. Map of public lands on Perdido Key..... 12 . Due to their current, unofficial, draft nature, these GIS files and their associated coordinates are not the definitive source for determining the critical habitat boundaries for Perdido Key beach … Appearance. Through the addition of 50 designated for the Choctawhatchee beach mouse, and three critical habitat units, totaling about 1,020 acres, were designated for the Perdido Key beach mouse. It is unlikely that forestry operations would occur in beach mouse habitat but care should be taken %PDF-1.4 %���� Perdido Key Beach mice, like you and me, love the beach. The Perdido Key beach mouse is dependent on dune habitat for food and shelter, burrowing under dune vegetation and eating a diet primarily of sea oat seeds. Every effort has been made to supply the user with data documentation. Perdido Pass/Alabama Point East is part of Gulf State Park and consists of beach and sea oat habitat where there are opportunities for bird observation, fishing, and viewing both Perdido Pass and the Gulf of Mexico. Their homes occupy the same coveted barrier island that draws droves of vacationers, retirees and second-home buyers. Table 2. (Formerly Florida Point when the state border was located at Perdido Pass.) a dune restoration project with vegetation that will provide critical habitat for the Perdido Key beach mouse. 0000001259 00000 n Barrier islands protect the Florida mainland from the harsh effects of storms and provide habitats for shorebirds and other coastal animals. <]>> The fourth, the Santa Rosa beach mouse, is not listed. Its head and body length is 2.7-3.3 in (6.8-8.4 cm), plus a tail of 1.7-2.5 in (4.3-5.1 cm). 1531 et seq. Global Mapper is a must-have for anyone who deals with maps or spatial data. Geographic Information System (GIS) File for the Designation of Critical Habitat for the Perdido Key beach mouse: The GIS files and their associated coordinates are not the definitive source for determining the critical habitat boundaries for the Perdido Key beach mouse. Figure 1 GUIS Hunting Areas Site Location Map . W[#�F��K|���Nc�f�h�:���6K�P�t���S�Zm5�Ûg;��;�)M;��,(d(s$�³%I�gZz� ٔg�D?0�9[�*�7u���ʼngf�%��$)� Perdido Key is home to the endangered Perdido Key beach mouse. It is also necessary to control or eliminate feral cats and house mice in the critical habitat of the endangered beach mouse. PROJECT DESCRIPTION BACKGROUND The St. Andrew beach mouse is a subspecies of the small old-field mouse that can reach a length of 5.5 inches (14 centimeters). 140 0 obj <> endobj These data were created to designate critical habitat for Perdido Key beach mice, Choctawhatchee beach mice and St. Andrew beach mice. 1:24000 data should NOT be used for high accuracy base mapping such as property parcel boundaries. Designated Critical Habitat for the Perdido Key Beach Mouse. 0000000556 00000 n 1). The perdido key beach mouse only live on Perdido Key, a barrier island that straddles the Florida and Alabama boundary. Species Profile This small mouse forages mostly on seeds and fruits of dune plants and occupies multiple burrows in the sands of a … 0000003808 00000 n This species of beach mouse only live on Perdido Key, a barrier island that straddles the Florida and Alabama boundary. �,XY�� ���6�``Q8_1�7XY����'�(&�w��f�������:�゜ These data are not to be redistributed to anyone. .....97 3-24 Area (ha) of potential beach mouse habitat on Perdido Key flooded by Category 1, 2, Habitat Conservation Plan Seabreeze Condominiums 5 1. Geographic Information System (GIS) File for the Designation of Critical Habitat for the Perdido Key beach mouse: The GIS files and their associated coordinates are not the definitive source for determining the critical habitat boundaries for the Perdido Key beach mouse. Under a settlement, developers paid $1.9 million upfront for beach mouse habitat conservation. ... FWS, Final Designation of Critical Habitat for the Perdido Key Beach Mouse, Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse, and St. Andrew Beach Mouse, 71 Fed. The Service proposed to designate critical habitat for the three Florida beach mice on 6,284 acres in six counties (Baldwin County in Alabama, and Bay, Escambia, Gulf, Okaloosa, and Walton in Florida).1The Service also proposed 85 acres for exclusion from CHD in Walton County, Florida. Some habitat north of the highway was intermittently used by beach mice but was not included in this study. Geographic Information System (GIS) File for the Designation of Critical Habitat for the Perdido Key beach mouse. These mice inhabit beach dunes and coastal scrub habitats where they dig burrows to rest, raise young and store food. This … The third segment is three miles long (R19-R34) and will construct both a beach and dune restoration project. 0000001174 00000 n What is exemplified by the physical location where the Perdido Key beach mouse, a small camouflaged rodent, is found in the coastal dunes vegetated by sea oats, bunch grass, palmetto, cordgrass, salt grass, and pennywort on the western tip of Perdido Key at Gulf State Park in Alabama? ), including whether the b… Johnson Beach is located at the extreme eastern end of Perdido Key (Fig. Because we want any final action resulting from this proposal to be as accurate and as effective as possible, we ask for comments or suggestions from the public, other concerned governmental agencies, the scientific community, industry, or any other interested party concerning this proposed rule. The small white and gray mouse, weighing only 13–16 g (0.46–0.56 oz), blends in well with the white quartz sand of northern Gulf coast beaches. These dune communities also provide habitat for the threatened piping plover (Charadrius melodus), and the endangered leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea). This beach mouse species has a gray-colored fur on the back that extends to between the eyes, with white cheeks, tail, and belly. .....24 Table 3. The species is monogamous and has the fast-reproductive cycle common of small mammals. Perdido Key beach mice are protected as an endangered species by the Endangered Species Act and as a federally designated endangered species by Florida's Endangered and Threatened Species Rule. 0000003845 00000 n Scale is an important factor in data usage. We particularly seek comments concerning: (1) The reasons any habitat should or should not be determined to be critical habitat as provided by section 4 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1:100000 scale datasets are recommended for projects that are at the multi-county or regional level. These mice also burrow in dunes typically near a vegetative structure. For more information regarding scale and accuracy, see our webpage at: . And that’s the problem. 0000000016 00000 n In 1998, the St. Andrew beach mouse was listed as endangered, and the designation of critical habitat was found to be not prudent. Geographic Information System (GIS) File for the Designation of Critical Habitat for the Perdido Key beach mouse. Boardwalks provide beach access, keeping you off this critical habitat. also provides critical habitat for the federally endangered Perdido Key beach mouse. .....40 Table 5. Average width of the habitat is about 100 m. Critical habitat was designated for both species and includes coastal tracts located from the tip of Fort Morgan to the west end of Perdido Key. If the vegetated portions of the project do not extend further than the “critical habitat” extent, then beach mouse habitat is … The Perdido Key Beach Mouse is a federally listed endangered species that only resides in the dunes of Perdido Key, a small island located near Pensacola. For additional information, see the References section and the Data Source Contact section of this documentation. Vector datasets with no defined scale or accuracy should be considered suspect. Though the Perdido Key Beach Mouse once occupied the entire length of Perdido Key, human activities such as development have fragmented their suitable habitat. All subspecies of beach mice, with the exception of the Santa Rosa beach mouse… Most importantly for the coastal dune ecosystem are the sea oat seeds. 0000002112 00000 n Perdido Key growing under habitat plan agreement between county and federal government Plan approved: Perdido Key beach access plan clears critical hurdle, cost and timeline still unknown Geographic Information System (GIS) File for the Designation of Critical Habitat for the Perdido Key beach mouse: The GIS files and their associated coordinates are not the definitive source for determining the critical habitat boundaries for the Perdido Key beach mouse. The Perdido Key Beach Mouse utilizes much of the park as its natural habitat lies within the park boundaries. To confirm the tracks were left behind by the Perdido Key Beach Mouse, bucket camera traps were installed to visually capture the mice in action. Beach mouse – if the area vegetated at the end of this project projects further seaward than the “critical habitat” map for the beach mouse, then mouse habitat is created. Most importantly for the coastal dune ecosystem are the sea oat seeds. The HCP helps balance the need for habitat conservation with human activities and development. The U.S. FWS's Threatened & Endangered Species System track information about listed species in the United States In winter, numbers of Common Loons feed in the pass during changing tides. The role of the Perdido Key Beach Mouse is often overlooked when people think of the habitat. From early people to modern people, the Perdido Key Beach Mouse has been as constant as the gentle waves breaking against the 17 miles of White sand dunes. Perdido Key State Park. Areas on Perdido Key beach mouse Contact section of this documentation same coveted barrier island that straddles Florida. 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